Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission Celebrates ‘World Anti-Corruption Day’
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone on Friday 7th December, 2012 commemorated ‘World Anti-Corruption Day’. Speaking during Juma prayers at the Freetown Central Mosque, the Commissioner Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara called on all religious leaders to pray against corruption in Sierra Leone.
The Anti Corruption boss recalled that the ACC was established in the year 2000 by an Act of Parliament and noted that the Commission’s powers were limited but maintained that in 2008 the Parliament amended the Act which later empowered the Commission, to investigate and proffer offensive charges.
He further noted that Commission has pursued high profile cases such as the case of Alieu Sesay, then NRA boss and the State, Former Energy Minister and Afsatu Kabbah, and revealed that this year alone the Commission had pursued 21 cases which he says is the highest in the history of the Commission.
Kamara said this year the Commission targeted youths, especially drivers, and traders in the campaign of fighting corruption. He also noted that misusing government property and state funds are detrimental to the nation.
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